You have many choices of personal injury attorneys, but how do you know which one is right for your case? If you believe you should be compensated for your injuries, then you should take the time to talk with several attorneys to find out which one is the best fit. Here are 5 questions to ask your personal injury attorney.
Do You Have Experience With This Type Of Case?
Each personal injury case is different, so it helps to have a lawyer who has dealt with your type of situation. It’s important to find one who specializes in your particular issue, whether it be a slip and fall, dog bite, medical malpractice, etc.
What Are Your Rates?
Don’t be afraid to ask your attorney up front what their representation will cost. Many firms will tell you their fees, and other potential costs of your case beforehand.
What Kind Of Training Do You Have That Would Apply To My Case?
Credentials count when it comes to professional legal services, as well as real-life experience. Research your potential attorney and ask about their educational background, licensing, membership in professional organizations, and specialized certifications.
What Options Do I Have Regarding My Case?
Many times, with a personal injury case, there are multiple options regarding how to handle the legal proceedings. You should know all of your options up front, such as settlement negotiation, mediation, and trial. There could be ways to solve your legal problem that will surprise you.
What Is Your Assessment Of My Case?
Always choose an attorney that gives you an honest evaluation of your personal injury case, even if that means hearing news that’s unfavorable. Ask what the chances are of you winning your case, and discuss what challenges may lie ahead before signing.
If you or a loved one have been injured, call Jacoby & Meyers at (888) 522-6291.